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James Yorkston announces new album and tour dates

By | Published on Monday 26 November 2018

James Yorkston

James Yorkston has announced that he will release his new album, ‘The Route To The Harmonium’, in February. He’s also announced his 2019 touring plans, which will follow its release.

“I guess, as a musician and writer, I find myself reacting to what goes on around”, says Yorkston of the inspiration for his first solo record since 2014’s ‘Cellardyke Recording And Wassailing Society’. “So, this album is about life, the life that carries on around me”

He goes on: “There’s family, place, and the being away from family that the life of a touring musician brings. But there’s also reference to friends departed – the hows, the whys – when a friend jumps ship it’s always a haymaker to the gut, you know? And this album is about them, but it’s more about us, us who are left behind”.

The first single from the LP is ‘My Mouth Ain’t No Bible’, the video for which you can watch here:

Tour dates are set for April and May. Here’s the schedule:

1 Apr: Perth Theatre
2 May: Edinburgh, Summerhall
3 May: Glasgow, Oran Mor
4 May: Irvine, Harbour Arts Centre
5 May: Eaglescliffe, Waiting Room
6 May: Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
7 May: London, Islington Assembly Hall
8 May: Reading Arts Centre
9 May: Milton Keynes, Gallery
10 May: Lancaster, Dukes
11 May: Durham, Launderette
13 May: Bristol, Louisiana
14 May: Cardiff, The Moon
15 May: Manchester, The King’s Arms
16 May: Hebden Bridge, Trades Hall
24 May: Stirling, Tolbooth

Yorkston also has a handful of solo shows coming up in December, plus a tour with Yorkston/Thorne/Khan in January.



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